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Vintage Sew Along Little Deer Block

There is nothing better than Christmas Sewing to get you in the holiday mood. The Vintage Christmas Book can be purchased through Fat Quarter Shop here All the adorable Christmas Blocks are designed by Lori Holt and you can see more of her work here.

This is a must have book in your library and there are so many projects and ideas to make...not only for the holidays but for year round quilts that can be used for any occasion.

I made the 6" Little Deer Block using Poppie Cottons first fabric line called Prairies Sisters which you can find here.

I wanted to use this cute deer block in a project bag.


All I did was add a 1" white border and a 2" colored border ...added a zipper to the top... some quilting and magically I have this cute project bag!

Please be sure to check out all the other designers here.
Happy Sewing!
Jina xoxo
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Vintage Christmas Sew Along Cozy Star Block

Welcome to a Vintage Christmas Sew Along with Lori Holt and Fat Quarter Shop. This book is a must have in your library and is stuffed full of ideas and projects for the many blocks that are all included in this delightful Christmas Book.

As always...the instructions are so easy and the images are eye candy in this Vintage Christmas Book.  It is superb!!!

I loved sharing the Cozy Star Block and using Poppie Cotton's first fabric line called Prairie Sisters. This will be available in stores the end of January.

All the heart eyes for this cute star block.


Enjoy all the many designers that are included in Week 2 of the Vintage Christmas Sew Along...
Happy Sewing!
Jina xoxo

Week 2 – Friday, November 2 City Sidewalk Block – Connie of Freemotion by the RiverCozy Star Block – Jina of Jina Barney DesignzDolly Block – Cynthia of Dream, Quilt, CreateFresh Cut Tree Block – Debbie of Happy Little CottageGingerbread House Block – Kerry of Very Kerry Berry

Trish and Birdie Fabric Tour

I'm so excited to be the first stop on Deane Beesley's  "Trish and Birdie Fabric Tour!

This is the sweetest fabric line with beautiful  navy blues, whimsical greens,  yummy oranges, soft pinks and pastel yellows...


I've been wanting to make this paper pieced rose for a while... every time I see this rose I just love it! You can find the free pattern at Jitka Design Inc.
This is a paper pieced pattern...Jitka Clement  has a wonderful tutorial showing how she  sews the rose pieces together.

So as I continued to play with these fun prints I wanted to make a fabric basket also.  I thought it would be a fun place to store fabrics. *** The center block is a 6" square. The strips are cut 2". 
I used the quilt as you go method to create the outside pieces for this fabric basket. 
The method of quilt as you go is just that...  you sew a piece onto your batting and  then stitch every 1/4"...giving you a finished  quilted product.

I did some echo quilting around the rose and then  add…

Spelling Bee Sew Along

I have been having sew much fun sewing along with  Fat Quarter Shop and Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet

Today is my turn to show you small x

The spelling bee blocks are so simple...

I love sewing them...

Could these small "x" blocks be any cuter....

I loved these small "x" blocks so much that I  combined them with my small "o" blocks...

 I made 5 small "x" blocks and 4 small "o" blocks...

combined with a scrappy border I was able to  finish a small baby quilt...

The quilting pattern of small pebbles and paisley finished this quilt...Connie Atkisson always makes my quilts perfect!

Now to see who gets this baby quilt...

Of course, when it comes to my binding I always use

Spelling Bee Sew Along

Yahoo! It's my turn on the Saturday Spelling Bee with  Fat Quarter Shop and Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet!

If you have been following along you have seen so many wonderful projects with the alphabet letters from the Spelling Bee Book.

My letter today is the small letter "v"

"v" stands for violet, virginia, violin and vivacious!

This is my go to pattern for gifts...a cute cosmetic bag!

I placed the "v" block in the middle of the cosmetic bag front.

The tassle is made from a whole embroidery floss strand... a few beads on the end and you have a pull for  your zipper.

Be sure to check out Fat Quarter Shop and Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet
...where you can purchase this fun book that needs  to be part of your library!

In The Meadow Blog Tour

I’m so excited to be playing with Shari Butler’s 
new fabric line called
In The Meadow for Sweet Bee Designs!!!

These fabrics are so fresh and happy.  The colors are bright and inspire sewing fun for days on end...
I decided to make this fun quilt using 4 blocks  measuring 12 1/2" unfinished.

I cut 2 1/2" strips and then cut those  into 2 1/2" squares... the block center is 16 squares sewn  together to create a 16-patch.

The outside edge that creates the star points are made up of  16 half square triangles and 4 squares for the corners... all measure 2 1/2" square unfinished. 
          The border uses the left over 2 1/2"squares.


I love putting black and white with bright colors.  It pops the colors and makes everything grounded and cohesive.
The sashing is where I added the 1 1/2" black squares.  Where the corners meet it creates a black and white nine-patch.

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